Spicy Lamb Pita

Soft flatbreads stuffed with spicy seared lamb, salty feta cheese, crisp veggies, and creamy cucumber yogurt. This is another one of those recipes spawned from a craving. Sometimes you just have to give your taste buds what they want, and this pita definitely hits the spot. To satisfy my hankering, I first had to create […]

Flatbread (Pita)

Soft fluffy flatbreads. When I started creating this recipe, I intended to make pita bread. During the research and testing phase, I realize what I really wanted was a cross between pita and naan. I wanted bread with a soft texture for wraps, a tender bite, and a good flavor. This “flatbread” recipe hit the […]

Pork Belly Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Blackened smoked pork belly, sweet corn, fresh tomato, shaved red onion, crispy cornbread croutons, and buttermilk chive dressing. I admit this is not the healthiest salad out there, with its crispy pork belly, creamy buttermilk dressing, and fat fried cornbread croutons. But.. It is delicious and has lots of veggies to balance out the fat. […]

Smoked Pork Belly

Spice rubbed skinless pork belly smoked with guava wood until tender and juicy. Pork belly marinated overnight with a blackening spice rub and smoked to juicy perfection. If you like grilling and smoking, you will like this pork belly. It is easy to prepare and oh so tasty! The belly gets rubbed with a blackening […]

Kimchi Shrimp Bao Buns

Sautéed shrimp, cucumber-carrot kimchi, teriyaki glaze, and fluffy steamed bao buns. Bao or baozi is a type of Chinese yeast-leavened bun. The dough for these buns can be baked or steamed, wrapped around a filling, or rolled and folded over like this recipe. Filling for bao buns varies greatly. In China, char sui pork, sweet […]

Spiced Cherry Chicken Wings

Oven-baked chicken wings with a cherry ginger soy glaze. These wings are a little sweet, a little spicy, and packed with Asian flavors. They get baked in the oven until crispy, then glazed. No deep frying required! These wings are super easy to make, but they do require a lot of attention. The wings are […]

Coconut Tres Leches

Vanilla sponge cake soaked in a coconut milk mixture, topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut. A light-airy sponge cake soaked overnight in a coconut milk mixture garnished with fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut. This cake has a perfect balance of sweetness and coconut flavor. It is easy to make but must be made […]

Lamb Shank Pies

Braised lamb shanks, tender potatoes, and peas baked in a butter crust. Savory pies are my favorite pies to make. They are an all-in-one dinner with tender meat, assorted veggies, flavorful gravy, and a buttery crust to hold it all together. They do require a good bit of time and effort, but are well worth […]

Fruit & Farro Salad

Toasted farro, oranges, cherries, honeyed almonds, apples, pickled red onions, sherry herb vinaigrette, and baby spinach. This recipe is a hearty winter salad with lots of fresh fruits, nutty farro, sweet rosemary sherry vinaigrette, and crunchy almonds. All of the items for this salad are really easy to make and can be made in advance. […]

Belgian Beer & Beef Stew

Beef brisket, bacon, caramelized onions, and Belgian beer gravy. Beef brisket stewed in an instant pot with caramelized onions, mustard, herbs, and Belgian beer until fall-apart tender. This recipe uses an Instant pot. They have become very popular in the past few years, and there are a million recipes out there for them. I had […]


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